2009-09-03 / Local & State

Auction Raises Money For Nesbitt

STAFF REPORT

A benefit auction held over the weekend raised nearly $7,000 for a McConnellsburg area man experiencing health problems.

A special raffle, drawing and auction held at the Alumni Building in McConnellsburg raised a total of $6,901 for Thurman "Tommy" Nesbitt III, area farmer and Ayr Township supervisor. Nesbitt's medical expenses have been piling up in recent months, according to event organizers, who added his hospital stays have included time at both Hershey and Chambersburg.

Nancy Bivens and Patti Mills were responsible for the August 30 auction, to which auctioneer Lyle Reed and daughter Jenny donated both their time and supplies. In addition, Kathy Kendall and the Alumni Association donated the use of the old high school gymnasium for the event.

More than 100 people turned out to help Nesbitt and his family, Bivens stated, and over 90 business and individuals made donations.

A hog donated by M&M Farms in Warfordsburg will be butchered compliments of Eader's Butchering in Big Cove Tannery. The hog was purchased by Gary and Trudy Morton, who in turn donated the pig back for resale. Bivens concluded the top selling item during the afternoon event was the oneweek use of a 40-foot JLG lift donated by Bill Palmer of Palmer Construction.

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